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Old 06-20-2014, 05:11 PM
 
Location: West Plano, Tx
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Hi everyone,


We are planning on doing a pool renovation which is going to include :

Decking (Travertine)
Coping (Travertine)
resurfacing (Diamond-Brite)
Adding a few water features as well as getting rid of some planters next to the spa.
New machinery except for the Heater.

We got a few quotes... Some of them were outrageously expensive
The cheapest quote was just over 30K and it was from the company Gold Medal Pools.

That is sound like a reasonable price for the work we are doing?
Does anyone know if Gold Medal?
Also open to other suggestions about other pools companies.

Thanks!
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Old 06-20-2014, 08:46 PM
 
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Hi everyone,


We are planning on doing a pool renovation which is going to include :

Decking (Travertine)
Coping (Travertine)
resurfacing (Diamond-Brite)
Adding a few water features as well as getting rid of some planters next to the spa.
New machinery except for the Heater.

We got a few quotes... Some of them were outrageously expensive
The cheapest quote was just over 30K and it was from the company Gold Medal Pools.

That is sound like a reasonable price for the work we are doing?
Does anyone know if Gold Medal?
Also open to other suggestions about other pools companies.

Thanks!
1. How many square feet of travertine are you looking at? It usually runs ~$14 sqft. installed. Don't pay more for Italian travertine unless you like it better or they can precisely explain why it might be better for you. The stuff from Turkey is indistinguishable to my eye.
2. Diamond-Brite and the other non-plaster surfaces are more expensive than old-school plaster but they are also better in every important way.
3. Sometimes water features are very expensive.
4. New machinery - what kind?

A friend of mine in extreme North Dallas is redoing his pool in a few weeks....IIRC his quote was $13K but I'm not at all sure what that covers. I'll ask him.
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Old 06-21-2014, 10:28 AM
 
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Hi everyone,


We are planning on doing a pool renovation which is going to include :

Decking (Travertine)
Coping (Travertine)
resurfacing (Diamond-Brite)
Adding a few water features as well as getting rid of some planters next to the spa.
New machinery except for the Heater.

We got a few quotes... Some of them were outrageously expensive
The cheapest quote was just over 30K and it was from the company Gold Medal Pools.

That is sound like a reasonable price for the work we are doing?
Does anyone know if Gold Medal?
Also open to other suggestions about other pools companies.

Thanks!
We are getting ours redone - coping (replacing our brick with natural stone), new tile, resurfacing (pebble sheen), and a few other small things (lights fixed, filter clean, start up procedures, fountain pipe installed in the spa, etc.) - total cost $12,900.

We are not getting decking or new machinery. What machinery? A pump with labor shouldn't run you more than $900 even for an expensive pump. I'm guessing the decking is the bulk of your cost?
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Old 06-22-2014, 02:29 AM
 
Location: Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas
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Gold Medal and Foley's are notoriously know for being one of the most expensive pool companies around here but their quality is really superior.

Since you're just remodeling, you may want to look at a contractor only, you will save over half what you've been quoted.

Naima
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Old 06-23-2014, 06:40 AM
 
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Gold Medal and Foley's are notoriously know for being one of the most expensive pool companies around here but their quality is really superior.

Since you're just remodeling, you may want to look at a contractor only, you will save over half what you've been quoted.

Naima
If pool remodeling contractors made more than half of every deal as profit there'd be companies called Ross Perot Pool Rehab and Mark Cuban Pool Refresh and the like. It's a good business but nowhere near that good.
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Old 07-02-2014, 03:22 PM
 
Location: West Plano, Tx
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Hi everyone,

Thanks for the replies. I put everything on hold and decided to get more quotes.

Naima : Do you know of a good contractor who could do the job for less?
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Old 07-14-2014, 11:35 AM
 
Location: West Plano, Tx
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Still looking...Can anyone recommend a company?
Thanks!
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Old 07-14-2014, 02:12 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Still looking...Can anyone recommend a company?
Thanks!
In Feb 2012, I used Holguin Pool plastering 469-544-8089. The work was very good and the cost very reasonable. The service was performed in Plano on a 30,000-gallon pool with spa. Remove old bull nose brick coping and install new flagstone coping. Remove old tile and replace with new. Replaster pool & spa with Blue color quartz plaster. Install handrail and remove diving board.

This is the second time I used this company on my 32-year-old pool and have no complaints. The cost was in the $11,000 range.

With the current drought conditions in the Plano area, certain restrictions may be in place concerning pool renovation or construction. You may want to check in your area.
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Old 07-14-2014, 03:44 PM
 
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I'd ask my parents who is doing their's right now, but just found out from my mom that my dad had them tear out all the tile they just put up and re-do it...because he said it wasn't put in evenly. So probably wouldn't recommend them. Of course, my dad is an anal retentive engineer and NO-ONE meet his standards, so it very well could have been that too...lol!
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Old 07-16-2014, 09:57 AM
 
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Call Southwest Deck and Pool. Ask for Jaime.
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